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Lady Gaga's Moisturising Secrets... tested!

If it's good enough for Lady Gaga, it's good enough for me! Find out how I got on when I road-tested the superstar's skincare regime.

Celebrity Skin

Lady Gaga may be famous for her outrageous fashion choices and make-up looks to match, but as a recent make-up free photo shoot demonstrated, she also has amazing skin.

And while we're all familiar with outlandish and incredibly expensively beauty regimes of celebrities, what's really refreshing about the Gaga is that her skincare secret is nothing more than common or garden almond oil; not only extremely affordable, but also all natural.

Before my skin changed and my eczema got worse, I used to use almond oil every day as a general moisturiser and liked it very much. I would not recommend using it directly on broken or eczema-affected skin though, as I found out first hand.

Winning oil and moisturiser combo
These days my eczema is not so bad (none on my face any more) and I am a big fan of using Rio Rosa Mosqueta rose hip oil on my face, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. One thing I have found though, is that if you have dry, sensitive skin like me and your skin has that tight feeling after you have a shower, applying oil rather than a conventional moisturiser doesn't really take that feeling away. It leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft (something my boyfriend often comments on) but I guess it doesn't absorb down into the lower layers of your skin as quickly as a moisturiser that has been specially formulated to do so.

This is why I was so interested in Lady Gaga's approach: massage the almond oil into your skin, then apply your usual moisturiser. And I can confirm it works a treat! I have been using the Rio Rosa oil with my favourite moisturising lotion, Vaseline's Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion. It really gives you the best of both worlds - the incredible natural nourishment from the oil, which then gets pushed down into your skin by the more easily absorbed lotion.

Lady Gaga changed my skin care
I used to use the oil on my face and neck, and lotion on the rest of my body, but now I apply lotion to my face and neck after the oil and then anything left on my hands goes on the rest of my body, plus more lotion.

If you really want to enhance the absorption of your moisturiser, particularly overnight, I recommend sleeping on a silk pillow. Review to come! 
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